Umarete Wa Mita Keredo

cat#: FLAU50
Release Date: September 23th, 2015
Format: CD/Digital



  • 1 Jùhachi
    2 Shi
    3 San
    4 Nijùkyù
    5 Roku
    6 Kyù
    7 Nijùroku
    8 Jùichi
    9 Nijùichi
    10 Jùshichi
    11 Jùni
    12 Nijùshichi
    13 Nijùhachi
    14 Nijù

The music on this album by 0 was composed in 2013 to be played over a silent movie by Ozu Yasujiro and performed at the cinema l'Atalante in Bayonne (France). It was written by Sylvain Chauveau of the full-time members of the band for 4 acoustic instruments: 2 guitars, 1 flute and 1 vibraphone. The members of 0 performing this music are:

Stéphane Garin: percussion
Jùlia Gàllego: flutes
Joël Merah: acoustic guitar
Sylvain Chauveau: acoustic guitar

The original music is 90 minutes long, the duration of the film, but especially for the album format the band has decided to record a shorter version, a selection of tracks. Although the film happens in Japan in the 1930s, Sylvain has decided to keep few inspiration from japanese music, mainly from traditional music for shakuhachi, koto and shamisen. The rest of the inspiration comes from more american music (Morton Feldman, Town and Country) and tries to stay as close as possible to 0's acoustic aesthetic like on the album Soñando (already released on flau).

前作『Soñando』が瞬く間にソールドアウト、一昨年の来日ツアーも大盛況のうちに幕を閉じたフランス現代音楽の俊英アンサンブル0が、小津安二郎のサイレントフィルム「大人の見る繪本 生れてはみたけれど」の伴奏付き上映会の委託を受け、そのパフォーマンスのために製作されたサウンドトラックから14の楽曲をセレクトしたニューアルバム。本作のレコーディングには0のコアメンバーであるSylvain Chauveau、Stéphane Garin、Joël Merahと共にフルート奏者Jùlia Gàllegoが参加。尺八や琴、三味線などの日本の伝統的音楽や、Morton Feldman、Town & Countryといったアメリカの現代音楽から受けたインスピレーションを、0の音響的な美意識と感性でもって咀嚼し、前作『Soñando』を発展させたかのようなサウンドに。来日ツアーでも圧巻のパフォーマンスが話題となったStéphane Garinによる緻密且つ繊細なグロッケンシュピールと様々なパーカッションの音と、JoëlとSylvainによる柔らかな音色を奏でるアコースティックギターの掛け合い、フルートの参加によって奥行きの増したアンサンブルは一音一音が丁寧に練り上げられ、子ども達の生き生きとした姿を描いた映画の空気感も相俟って、牧歌的で風通しの良い作品に仕上がっています。

Press Quotes


a gorgeous, autumnal...For those who’d kinda appreciate it if the world could come to a halt for a little while, ‘Umarete’ is perfect - Norman Records

0 continue to demonstrate how much there is still left to be done with melody and rhythm, even if most of that work consists in emptying out and clearing away; in this sense “Umarete…” is a masterclass in just sounding enough. - Fluid Radio

There’s a poetic purity to the arrangements and compositions that’s strongly appealing, notwithstanding the understated tone of the material - Textura

Fourteen pieces of minimalist folklore developed by a group that exposes each stroke with infinite delicacy, natural records in which the sounds spontaneously are located - Hawaii

imagine you have watched Ozu films, have a hardcore slow minimalist ambient sensibility and prefer sparse tonal perfectionism with an ultra-relaxed but seriously minded attitude. Then you would find yourself quite at one with this music form…The pleasure in the listening is cerebral as well as aesthetic - Cyclic Defrost

現代音楽やトラディショナルな日本の音楽のフィーリングを、“0”ならではの繊細かつ身近に感じられる音楽へと昇華 - CD Journal